More Natural Treatments for a Healthy Thyroid
If you have problems with your thyroid, you undoubtedly want to take steps to get better. One way of doing this is by implementing natural methods into your lifestyle.
Removing foods from your diet such as cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, etc. that cause slowing of your thyroid, is one way to begin to treat your thyroid naturally.
Other options include:
Choosing the proper gluten-free foods – Foods that contain gluten include wheat, rye, and barley products. Some foods that do not contain gluten include eggs, meats (chicken, fish, and other meats) that are not battered or marinated, unprocessed beans and nuts. Other foods to explore include quinoa, buckwheat, cornmeal, flax, and amaranth. You can find some of these foods at specialty health food stores, or in some bulk zones of your supermarket. It is important to ensure though that cross contamination with gluten-containing products has not happened.
Switching over to coconut oil – Instead of using other kinds of oils, coconut oil is a healthy alternative that is thyroid-friendly. However, it is not a cure.
Drink plenty of water – This should be no surprise. Water is necessary to sustain life. Water not only helps to reduce constipation, it also ensures you remain hydrated, which helps your metabolism and energy.
Exercise – If your thyroid is not functioning at its optimal level, the thought of exercise can seem almost unimaginable if you are already so tired all the time. However, it is recommended that you exercise at least three times per week from thirty to forty-five minutes each time. The results of exercise are extra energy and a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment. Exercise also has the added benefit of burning calories and revving up your metabolism.
Take quality vitamins and minerals – Supplementation is important to ensure the thyroid has what it needs to operate optimally. In particular, the important vitamins include highly absorbable levels of B vitamins, vitamins C, D, and E, and the minerals zinc, selenium, and iodine.
When choosing vitamins, you want to take a high-quality multivitamin/mineral combination, rather than buying separate bottles of everything. This helps to ensure that you are getting the right amounts in the right combinations, while getting many other vitamins and minerals besides the ones already mentioned.
In conclusion, there are some natural ways to support your thyroid, and ensure it functions optimally. You may want to find a doctor that practices functional medicine. A functional medical doctor can assist you with natural ways of treating the root cause of illness, rather than just treating the symptoms with medication. If you or someone you know has a thyroid condition, call 770-731-9410 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Sean Savedoff.